June 30, 2020
The application deadline for State Government land tax rebates will be extended four months to help COVID-affected Queensland businesses.
Treasurer Cameron Dick said the decision was made after consultation with the Property Council of Australia.
“In order to enable landlords to better support their tenants, keeping businesses trading and supporting Queensland jobs, we will extend the rebate application deadline to October 31,” Mr Dick said.
“This will give landowners more time to finalise relief agreements with their tenants and apply for the rebate.”
Queensland Executive Director of the Property Council Chris Mountford said the extension was a sensible decision that would support both landlords and impacted tenants as they continued to navigate the challenges brought by COVID-19.
“This relief is important as it increases the capacity of a landlord to support tenants that have been adversely affected, taking pressure off their cash flow at this critical time,” Mr Mountford said.